Donald McRae: The art of the interview

“First and foremost, you have to make the story about the person you’re interviewing,” said Donald McRae, the multiple award winning author and Guardian journalist renowned for his investigative interviews with famous athletes.  We’re sitting in a trendy coffee shop near the newspaper’s office in central London where one of the

The Kia Oval: What happens out of Cricket season?

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We all know that prestigious cricket venues such as Lord's and the Oval are at the heart of hosting sport in British summertime. T20 matches, test matches, World Cups; spectators come in their thousands to watch cricket matches in the sunshine, and enjoy a day out with friends and family. Kelly Anderson,

Sky Sports’ Gary Taphouse discusses the art of football commentary

The commentator is everyone’s favourite chaperone. They quietly steer us through the occasion before delivering a punchline we’ll never forget, while adding a layer of durability to those manic moments. Anyone who has tried their hand at sports commentary will be quick to disclose how challenging it is to perfect as an art form. It’s

Rob Dorsett: Career advice from a Sky Sports News reporter

Rob Dorsett has been a Sky Sports News reporter for over fourteen years. He’s covered the FIFA World Cup, interviewed Usain Bolt and was one of the first to report on the Leicester City helicopter tragedy. He spoke to the SportsGazette about his career and gave his advice for young sports journalists wanting

Sands United FC expansion sees new teams form across UK

The full extent of Sands United FC’s exponential growth has now been revealed, following the success of the original project in Northampton last season. Sands United is a project run by Sands – the stillbirth and neonatal charity – geared towards bereaved fathers, who form a unique support network through football. The

Meet the Welsh university side on the brink of Europa League football

Leading a balanced university lifestyle is a constant challenge. Students have an abundance of regular pastimes including studying, socialising and exercising. It becomes even trickier to balance the latter with the rest when it involves a battle for Europa League qualification. This is the reality for one university football team based in Wales. Cardiff Metropolitan

Royals relegation worries eased with Brentford victory

Reading 2 – 1 Brentford Yakou Meite scored twice in the opening fifteen minutes at the Madejski to move Reading four points clear of the Championship relegation zone. The Ivorian international now has four goals in four games for the Royals as their patchy form continues. The visitors pulled a goal back before